Pinnacle of the Fashion Season 2018: Paris Fashion Week (PFW)

Dear Readers,

Today I am excited to tell you about the pinnacle of the Fashion Season, the most awaited and private event – Paris Fashion Week (PFW) 2018. Followed by New York, London, and Milan, Paris – is the final performance projecting Spring/Summer 2019 trends.

Let’s travel to the history a bit, so the Fashion Week in Paris is relatively a young event. The first review of the couturiers’ achievements was offered in 1973 here in comparison with the New York Fashion Week that has a history since 1943. From that time on the regular basis twice a year Fashion weeks are organized. In late February, Autumn/Winter collections of the next season are represented and at the end of September, Spring/Summer of the next year, respectively.

Among the regularly represented collections at the Fashion Week in Paris are fashion houses Cristian Dior, Chanel, Balmain, Nina Ricci, Louis Vuitton, Thierry Mugler, Chloé, Balenciaga, Valentin Yudashkin and many other iconic brands of the French and Worldwide couture.

The main venue for the events of the fashion week in Paris is the trade fair complex “Carousel of the Louvre”, located under the Tuileries Garden. In addition, mostly designers prefer to choose unexpected places for their defile and especially famous for this mischievous John Galliano and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Fashion Week in Paris, along with three other major events of the world “haute couture” – weeks of fashion in New York, London and Milan – a guiding thread for fashionists and fashionistas from all around the world. For seven days in the spring and autumn, the French capital dictates fashion trends for the next season, buyers acquire the latest creations of designers and aspiring to join the fascinating world of high sewing, the public as crazy rushes from one show to another. Let’s say at once: it’s almost impossible to get to the displays of the Paris Fashion Week for a mere mortal – but at this time you can enjoy the inexpressible atmosphere of luxury, fun and waggishness of the French capital.

In addition to the fact that the Paris Fashion Week is the main and most ambitious event of the fashion industry, it is also an important social event in which brands hold numerous parties, presentations and gala evenings that gather the most stylish representatives of the fashion industry, cinema, music and show business. However, Paris Fashion Week is the most closed event from other similar weeks. The displays are arranged for buyers, celebrities and the press only.

If you want to come to the Fashion Week in Paris – it is really easy. However, to visit any of the private shows is nearly impossible for common people. Nevertheless, I would highly suggest you to experience this incredible festive atmosphere, the real triumph of fashion, beauty and femininity, rather than visiting specific displays at least once in your life.

If you have decided to come, make sure first to book accommodation in advance. It is certain that in the center of Paris, all decent hotels will be occupied by a fashionable cohort, so it is worth looking for hotels located closer to the outskirts of the French capital. In addition, the Guest Card of Paris will give you the right to travel on municipal transport for free. Finally, a close study of the official site of the Fashion Week in Paris will guide you in the dates of the shows and help you plan your time wisely. Be fashion, be Paris, be love!

Fashion shows schedule

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